Danville Town Council’s decision to forgo November election will save $40,300
In a special meeting Thursday, August 25, 2016, the Danville Town Council adopted a resolution cancelling the November 8, 2016 Municipal Election and appointing the only three nominated candidates to the three council seats that would have appeared on the ballot.
After incumbent councilmember Mike Doyle chose not to seek reelection, the filing period for nominating papers was extended by five additional days to August 17, 2016. At the end of the filing period, only three candidates had turned in papers to City Clerk Marie Sunseri to fill three seats: incumbents Newell Arnerich and Renee Morgan, as well as challenger Lisa Blackwell.
In this situation, state law provides for two options: hold the election with three names on the ballot, or cancel the election and appoint the nominees. At their Thursday meeting, the council opted to cancel the election. Choosing not to hold the election will save the Town the estimated $40,300 cost of holding an election. Arnerich, Blackwell and Morgan were all appointed to four year terms. They will be sworn in at the annual Mayor’s Installation and Community Service Awards on December 6, 2016.
For more information, contact City Clerk Marie Sunseri at (925) 314-3401 or [email protected]